About Us

The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest (UVSA-Midwest), a non-profit, non-partisan, community based organization, was founded in 2007 as a means for Vietnamese youth organizations from across the Midwest region to network with one another, share common resources, develop leadership skills, and collaborate on philanthropic projects. UVSA-Midwest is committed to empowering emerging youth leaders within the Vietnamese community while preserving and promoting the Vietnamese culture. Servicing the Vietnamese American community in the Midwest, UVSA-Midwest works as an umbrella organization and collaborates with individual student associations and other related Vietnamese community-based organizations to conduct events and initiatives. We organize conferences and summits focusing on leadership building, cultural awareness and identity, social and community advocacy on issues affecting the Vietnamese community in addition to the collective philanthropy project.

Our Mission Statement

The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest is a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes Vietnamese culture while developing leaders to advocate for Vietnamese American communities by providing resources for philanthropic opportunities as well as personal and professional growth.

Logo

UVSA-Midwest has been working on a special project. It’s been a long journey for us to get to where we are now, but after several years, 3 Executive Boards, 3 different CoSR groups, a Board of Advisors, a Board of Advisors transitioned to a Board of Directors, and at least 10 different attempts… UVSA-Midwest has something to show you. After a decade with our original logo, UVSA-Midwest would like to present you with our new logo design!

Circular Design: The circular design represents the sense of community and unity in our region. Being such a large region, we are all encapsulated with similar ideas and visions for this organization. In addition, the design represents the circle of life; as an organization that constantly allows leaders to grow, our new leaders are innovative yet able to align with past leaders’ visions for the organization. This circular design represents the cycle of learning and teaching that occurs within our organization.

Trident Design: The three lines inside the circular design depict the three lines of the Vietnamese Heritage flag- symbolizing the unification of the Northern, Central, and Southern regions of Vietnam.

Tapered Ends & Thick Lines: The thick and thin lines represent how we gain knowledge and change throughout the course of our generations. The thin lines symbolize the beginning of new ideas and constant innovation, whereas the thick lines represent the experiences gained throughout the journey as we share such experiences within our community.

We are extremely excited to use this logo design for years to come, and appreciate the hard work put into this long, tedious project. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our alumni, staff, and constituents in our community. Once again, thank you for supporting us as we reveal our new logo!